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The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Address: Main Rd | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9275 0521
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of...

The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent. Built between 1509 and 1511, The Mary Rose was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology. After a 34 year conservation project, the Mary Rose is now fully on display within her purpose-built museum.

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Now reopened, a couple of hours are needed to see every small detail over three floors. A must see museum for the kids. Enjoy

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Now reopened, a couple of hours are needed to see every small detail over three floors. A must see museum for the kids. Enjoy

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first visit was over ten years ago when the Mary Rose was still being sprayed. We visited last year when you looked through windows and the Mary Rose had 18" tubes drying it out. To see the Mary Rose without the obstructions was a wonderful experience. It is easy to forget the magnitude of this world class project. A... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quite simply this is a stunning museum. The whole design theme is a museum that doesn't feel like a museum and everyone has worked hard to make this happen. The artefacts and the crew on board are all treated with the utmost reverence and are as important as the Mary Rose herself. It is well worth 2 days of your... More 

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milton keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here by chance as we were in the area. It had only just re-opened. Although the school holidays it was not very busy. The artefacts that have been recovered and the displays and explanations were excellent. The ship itself is just incredible to see. Amost 500 years ol - amazing.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Mary Rose Museum re-opened in July. The new experience is even better than before. There are thousands of Tudor artefacts to see and the displays in cases are very well displayed (and the text is easy to follow). The ship itself can now been seen without pipes and sprays in the way. The holograms used help to tell the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Mary Rose has just had a muti million pound refurbishment and the view for the visitors is simply breathtaking. the artifacts on display are to many to list it is history made interesting

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Mary Rose and Victory are by Gunwharf quey in Portsmouth with three youngish children, had a wonderful time the exhibitions were both interesting and educational with some fantastic displays across the two centuries old wooden ships that kept the 8-12 year old children enthralled, no mean feat in itself. The food available was of good quality in particular... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The previous reviewers have said it all, this is a must see museum if you are the slightest bit interested in history. Everyone concerned is to be congratulated! THANK YOU AND WELL DONE! Also get a free boat trip around the port to see modern ships

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been here since it was initially been treated with the spray and you couldn't see very much. To see it now, fully finished was very impressive, good displays,

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the mary rose it is a great place , it has all been done up and more easy to see now , you can buy books and other prouduts of the mary rose at great prices , great place to eat in there yo at good prices , well worth a visit

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